Leslie Shaw

Senior Vice President

Leslie Shaw joined EFL Associates in 2004 and has a strong record of successful executive search experience. As a Senior Vice President, she has led searches across multiple industries, including manufacturing (industrial and consumer goods) construction and engineering, food and agriculture, retail and restaurant, energy, finance, and real estate. During her 15 tenure with the company, she has been involved in over 500 C-Level and senior executive level searches working with domestic and global business partners. Her unparalleled expertise in data mining, social networking and all forms of “virtual” recruiting techniques equips her to identify and recruit the right talent for the job.

Shaw has been successful in identifying and attracting senior-level executives for a multitude of functions in general management – finance, sales, human resources and operations, including CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, CHRO, CMO and Director level roles.

Her unparalleled expertise in developing and delivering spot-on quality talent has earned client loyalty year over year. Shaw believes in establishing a solid understanding of an organization’s culture in order to successfully attract and recruit talent who will fit with the values and principles of the company. Leslie leads a team of experienced recruiters who excel at research, name generation, identifying, developing, and recruiting the best and brightest candidates in their fields. She believes in a hands-on, client-centric approach and is personally involved in the executive search process every step of the way.

Before becoming a search consultant, Shaw enjoyed a successful 18-year career in Memphis, Tennessee. As a former CEO and business owner of a national franchise operation, Leslie is appreciated by clients for her perspective of the complexities of today’s successful businesses especially as they relate to the nuances of national recruiting efforts.

Shaw has been a participant in numerous civic and philanthropic pursuits, including City Union Mission, Wounded Warriors Project, Back in the Swing, and Interfaith Hospitality Network. Other affiliations include Olathe Youth Symphony, SMS Tennis Booster Club (Treasurer) and SMS Orchestra Booster Club (President).